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Birmingham, AL

Contact Tamara McCullen
Affiliate Coordinator

“I feel strongly that it's my mission to be an advocate, a voice, because so many pancreatic cancer patients don't get the opportunity to do so. So many wonderful people have come into my life, whom I never would have met otherwise. It fills my heart with joy when new volunteers say ‘I want to become part of this group, and make a difference, like you are!’ Our affiliate has made an impact building awareness, fund raising, and equally important, creating a real community for survivors, families and friends.”

   - Maija, seven-year survivor and volunteer

Contact Tamara McCullen, Affiliate Coordinator, to get involved.
Local Events

Birmingham Affiliate Meeting and PurpleStride Planning Kick-Off!
Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013
Aloft Birmingham Soho Square - WXYZ Bar
1903 29th Ave South
Birmingham, AL 35209

PurpleStride Birmingham 2014 - join us!
Saturday, Feb 22, 2014
Homewood Central Park
1623 Oxmoor Road
Homewood, AL 35209


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PurpleStride Birmingham 2013!

PurpleStride Birmingham 2013 presented by UAB Medicine/UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center was a huge success! Over 950 participants turned out to turn Homewood Central Park purple. Raising more than $95,000, PurpleStride Birmingham well surpassed their $80,000 goal. It was a powerful and inspiring day!

PurpleLight Birmingham 2013

Birmingham went purple on October 27, 2013 for PurpleLight National Vigil for Hope. Family and friends of those touched by pancreatic cancer came together to gain both comfort and encouragement by illuminating purple glow sticks as they heard their loved ones’ names read aloud. Joined by nearly 20,000 participants in more than 80 communities across the country, this marked the largest participation in PurpleLight history and helped kick off National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.

Photos will be posted at www.purplelight.org when they are available.

Volunteers in Action!

Carol Chudy, Tamara McCullen, Denny LaVercombe and Jan LaVercombe


Volunteer

There are many ways you can support the local fight and join other friendly volunteers committed to fighting pancreatic cancer. Whether you have ten minutes or are looking for a more extensive commitment, we have a role for you. Our volunteers focus on several key areas: raising general awareness, media, education and outreach to healthcare professionals, advocacy and fundraising and awareness events. Learn more.

We are looking to fill the following volunteer position in Birmingham:

Advocacy Coordinator

Education and Outreach Coordinator- Leads the effort to create awareness about the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, our Patient & Liaison Services (PALS) program in the local community and within the healthcare professional community.

To learn more, please email Tamara McCullen at tmccullen@pancanvolunteer.org.

Together, we can know it, fight it, and end it!

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